Orders now being taken for Polestar 1 performance hybrid

Orders now being taken for Polestar 1 performance hybrid

A €2,500 deposit will secure customers in the UK a production slot for subsidiary Polestar's first car.

The Polestar 1 hybrid performance car — the first to come from the Volvo spin-off brand —is now available to advance order.

Potential UK buyers of the electrified machine can secure a place in the production queue with a €2,500 (circa £2,220) deposit, which is fully refundable should any minds change. Applications to buy a Polestar 1 can be made online on the firm’s website, with those successful then able to use a configurator to spec the car to their liking before confirming their order.

Final pricing hasn’t been revealed for the Swedish performance machine, but Polestar has confirmed that the car will only be available on subscription, requiring monthly payments. As well as the cost of the car, these payments will also cover servicing and give customers the option to rent Volvo vehicles — as well as other future Polestar models.  

Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive of Polestar, said:

“With over 7,000 people interested in owning a Polestar 1 since its reveal, we are extremely encouraged by the passion shown for our product. We will now take the next steps towards delivering this beautiful car to our first customers.”
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Set to arrive in mid-2019, the Polestar 1 features an electric drivetrain supported by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 592bhp and 1,000Nm of torque. It’s also capable of travelling 90 miles on battery power alone. 

This is the first car to come from the Volvo-owned brand, which was revealed as a spin-off in 2017. The Polestar 1 will be produced in China at a purpose-built facility in Chengdu that will finish construction later this year. Polestar plans to produce just 500 examples of the 1 annually.

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